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 Posted: Sat May 13th, 2017 02:15 am
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The New York Mets placed closer Jeurys Familia on the 10-day disabled list Friday, one day after it was announced that he's dealing with an arterial blood clot in his right shoulder. The move is retroactive to May 11.

In a corresponding move, first baseman Lucas Duda was activated from the DL after missing three weeks with an elbow injury. Duda will start at first base and hit seventh when the Mets visit Milwaukee on Friday night.

It's not immediately clear how long Familia will be sidelined, or what the next steps may be. The Mets revealed Thursday that the 27-year-old will be examined in St. Louis by Dr. Robert Thompson, who operated on teammate Matt Harvey last season when the starter was felled by thoracic outlet syndrome.

Familia, who saved an MLB-best 51 games for the Mets one year ago, owns a 3.86 ERA and three saves in 9 1/3 innings pitched this season.

As the carousel of injuries in Queens continues to turn, Familia is the 10th different Mets player to land on the DL this season, and is now one of eight members of the team currently out with an injury - a list that already included stars Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring), Noah Syndergaard (lat), and David Wright (neck).